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Oxford Mail Hospital Heroes 2015

Oxford Mail Hospital Heroes

Once again, the Oxford Mail has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals for the Hospital Heroes awards celebrating the outstanding work of hospital staff.

The winners were revealed during the Trust's Annual Staff Recognition Awards which took place at Oxford Town Hall on Wednesday, 9 December, 2015

Photo of Fraser, Tracey, Sarah and Bob

Oxford Mail Hospital Hero Individual Award

Judge, Sarah Taylor, Managing Editor of the Oxford Mail said, 'It was incredibly difficult to choose an overall winner, so I did not choose one, I chose two.'

Winner one

  • Ms Tracey Roberts, Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistant Tracey Roberts said she was 'blown away' after being awarded the Hospital Heroes individual award. Tracey was nominated by Fraser Proudfoot whose grandfather was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital's emergency assessment unit in June. He said Miss Roberts treated his grandfather with 'real compassion' and helped him regain some of his confidence.

Winner two

  • Mr Bob Sharp, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Bob Sharp was nominated by Jamie Williams, 23 who said she felt 'eternally grateful' he helped save her legs from amputation, saying that Dr Sharp's continued care enabled her to 'live a normal life'.

Mr Sharp said, 'I feel humbled. It's really fantastic to work at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. It should be Jamie getting the award for her attitude to life in the face of adversity.'

Upper Gastrointestinal team

Team winners

  • Upper Gastrointestinal team, Churchill Hospital

Nursing sister, Gill Dyer said the upper gastrointestinal team elt 'humbled' after being named as the county's Hospital Heroes.

The medics, who are based at the Churchill Hosital, were nominated by County Councillor for Grove and Wantage, Zoe Patrick.

Speaking after being named the winners of the Hospital Heroes Team Award, Mrs Dyer said, 'It's brilliant. It's nice to know our work is appreciated because the whole team work really hard. We value our patients' care, and to us that's so important.'

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